Last Saturday Rose and I discovered we had no internet. However, it wasn't until Thursday that we discovered we also had no telephone. It's entirely likely that they went out at the same time but we hadn't tried to phone out before that and so hadn't noticed. The repair man finally came and fixed things last night.
Rose went through more withdrawal than I did. She finally went downstairs and got the code for the girls' internet so she could use their laptop. I was really missing my scrabble games, but not much else.
We didn't, however, get any phonecalls in the evenings this week. I didn't think anything of it, but it was undoubtedly due to the lack of phone service.
It's good to be back online again, however.